Installing SoulFu on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit

If you ever want to install the amazing multiplayer SoulFu medieval-fantasy game from Aaron Bishop (up to 4 players with joysticks & keyboard on a single computer) on your Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) 64bit, follow the howto below. The most problematic…

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Installing Redmine 2.1 on Debian Squeeze with Apache modPassenger

This article is co-authored by Jérôme Warnier, from work mostly done by him with my occasional support. Kudos go to him. We couldn’t find any valuable manual to install Redmine 2.1 on Debian Squeeze, and we sure met a lot…

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Creating a software RAID array on an already installed Ubuntu 11.04

Let’s say you got confused by a misleading fake-RAID feature on an HP Blade server and you decided to ignore that the Ubuntu installer was telling you it found 2 disks while it was supposed (if it was actual hardware…

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Installing Squid on ZFS

The recommended filesystem for Squid on OpenSolaris is ZFS: http://wiki.squid-cache.org/BestOsForSquid It is also recommended to disable the atime property on the filesystem holding the cache, and you may want to avoid using any type of RAID. To achieve this on…

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HOWTO Build current XAMS Debian packages

This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/168). For the moment, no official XAMS binary package exist. You have then to play a bit with the Subversion repository. So, update or export your xams-0.0.x…

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HOWTO Setup NUT (Network UPS Tools) on Debian

This article was first written in August 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/158). NUT is the Network UPS Tools. To setup NUT on Debian, you first need to know what kind of UPS you have, and how it is/will…

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HOWTO Install kana and kanji for Firefox on Debian Sarge

This article was first written in May 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/130). This is a quick manual on how to install kana and kanji (Japanese writing) handling for the Mozilla-Firefox browser (and probably all other browsers) on Debian…

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XAMS – The eXtended Account Managing Software

This article was first written in April 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/122) XAMS (eXtended Account Managing Software) is a powerful application suite for managing e-mail accounts for multiple domains in a virtual hosting environment, using a simple set…

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Webalizer installation and use on Debian

This is a simple guide on how to install Webalizer on a Debian system equipped with Apache. This should work for every version of every three elements (Debian, Apache and Webalizer) all together. Webalizer is a statistics application which analyses…

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Netfilter – iptables on Debian

To create and save iptables rules the default Debian way, this is the way to go: create your rules using the CLI [1] iptables save them on the active rule by issuing a /etc/init.d/iptables save active create the rules for the…

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